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Easley Spring Fling is Saturday

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Easley’s Spring Fling will feature more than 130 vendors this Saturday.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Old Market Square.

City clerk and farmers marker manager Lisa Chapman said the festival will feature two entertainment stages.

The Easley Combined Utilities stage will host dance performances and acoustic performances.

“There will be jazz bands all day long on the amphitheater stage,” Chapman said.

The Easley Community Band will play from 9-9:30 a.m. They’ll

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YAMS and others to take part in old-time radio show performance

PICKENS — This Saturday, April 6, the Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM) will host their third radio show at the Hagood Community Center (aka Pickens Senior Center) Auditorium from 7-9 p.m.

Electric City Bluegrass 104.7 FM of Anderson will produce the show, and Bud Burdette will be the emcee.

Three groups from the Upstate will be entertaining. Mountain Bridge is a traditionally styled bluegrass band led by Chad Simpson and Josh Johnson. Simpson brings vocal stylings similar to James King and Junior Sisk to the band along with his strong rhythm guitar. Johnson

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Courier Community Calendar 4-3-19

• Pavilion opening in Dacusville April 6

The grand opening of the Dacusville pavilion is set for April 6. Gates at the event will open at 4 p.m. Special guests Little Roy and Izzy will begin their show beginning at 6 p.m. The Sweet Potato Pie Kids will open the show.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available, and those in attendance are asked to bring lawn chairs. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate the day of the event. Children under

Community Calendar

• United in prayer for life event planned

On Thursday, March 21, Cornerstone Christian and Music Store will present a special service “Uniting in Prayer For Life” from 7-9 p.m. This will be a participatory program of worship, repentance, communion, scripture reading, silent and spoken prayers for our country and its unborn citizens, led by Erica Raeh. All are invited. Cornerstone Christian and Music Store is located at 1895 Gentry Memorial Highway, Easley (Solid Gold/Dalton Flats).

• Edify set to sing at Amazing Grace

Travelers Rest-based Edify is set to perform at Amazing Grace Fellowship, located at 229 Pearl St. in Pickens. The singing will be on Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m. All are invited to join in for a time of

University Singers to take part in major National Guard event

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan’s University Singers have been invited to perform at the Change of Command Ceremony for the South Carolina National Guard Feb. 16 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, located near Columbia.

The ceremony will honor Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, who will retire following 40 years of service to the South Carolina National Guard. Livingston was first elected to his current office of South Carolina Adjutant General in 2011.

During a visit to Southern Wesleyan University to speak at a 2017 Military Appreciation Luncheon, Livingston heard the University Singers perform

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Six Mile cloggers audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

SIX MILE — A local clogging team is hoping to show off its talents nationwide.

The team included nine members of the studio’s Footloose team.

HotFoot Studios owner Sharon Finley said Footloose, the studio’s senior team, took part in auditions for “America’s Got Talent” in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 15.

“We participated first in Pickens County’s Got Talent,” Finley said.

Pickens County’s Got Talent  was held as part of the county’s “Blue Ribbon Birthday Bash” sesquicentennial celebration Oct. 6 in Easley.

“We competed in Pickens County’s Got Talent,” Finley said. “We won.”

Because of its success, the team was invited to audition for the 14th season of the popular television show, expected to begin later this year on NBC.

“We got what’s called a front of the line pass,” Finley said. “It was really fun and a great opportunity for us.”

A hostess met the team and guided them around the proceedings, she said.

“We learned a lot about behind the scenes of ‘America’s Got Talent,’” Finley said. “We even performed for the entertainers there. We were made to feel really special. It was a great day for us. We had a great time.”

The team will learn sometime between now and March 1 if they’ll be going

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Wood, Smith united at Charles E. Daniel Chapel

Jesse Marguerite Wood and Joshua Bradley Smith were united in marriage on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University in Greenville. The Rev. Bradley Donald Smith, father of the groom, officiated. Dinner and dancing followed at the Younts Conference Center.

The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Robert Wood of Pickens. She is the granddaughter of the late Betty and Ron Digby of Greer and Mary and J.R. Wood of Pickens. The bride is a graduate of Pickens High School, Furman University (B.S. in biology), and Clemson University (M.S. in wildlife biology).

The groom is the son of Nancy and Brad Smith of Columbia. He is the

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Easley robotics team earns spot at Arkansas invitational

EASLEY — A homeschool FIRST Lego League robotics team from Easley, the Thunderbolts, has earned a spot at the FIRST Lego League Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., this May.

The seven-person team of seventh- through ninth-graders won the Champion’s Award at the Tri-County Tech regional qualifier in November. Then they advanced to the West State Championship held at Riverside High School in Greer on Dec. 15, where they won second place overall and first place for robot performance out of 37 teams, securing their spot at the Arkansas tournament. FIRST Lego League teams are part of the FIRST organization and compete in FIRST-sponsored intellectual competitions. The competitions challenge kids to build and program autonomous Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to complete missions during robot games. Another

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Community Calendar 1-9-19

• Conservatives set to meet in Pickens

The next meeting of the Conservatives of the Upstate will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn in Pickens. This will be a planning meeting to discuss what action items the group wants to pursue in the next three months. The meeting will last an hour.

The group hopes all will consider attending and help with input as to what

Capital City Chorale set to performed at performing arts center

 

LIBERTY — All are invited to enjoy the Capital City Chorale, South Carolina’s Premier African-American Festival Chorus, during this year’s Capital City Christmas Concert at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center. The one-night show will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22.

Founded in 1995, the Capital City Chorale leaves every audience spellbound by its unique delivery of African-American spirituals and uplifting gospel music. All who experience them live in concert enjoy their dynamic rich vocals and artistic interpretations.

Over time, the chorale has also been featured entertainment for numerous

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